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Book Notes

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How is that possible? Well, I pay for it all with a few books. The "Flight Lessons" series are available in print and e-Book, the International Operations Flight Manual in hard cover only. The reviews have been good and I hope you like them.

In case you are looking for the magazine articles published under my name over the years, here you go: Magazine Articles.

— Eddie

Flight Lessons 1: Basic Flight

Flight Lessons 1 traces Eddie's progression from Air Force ROTC cadet to Air Force pilot training, and then on to the KC-135A tanker. Even as an engineering student at Purdue, engineering classes became flight lessons.

This book tells a story, from start to finish, about Eddie's search for "the meaning of it all." Each chapter begins with a part of that story and concludes with the more technical aspects of the flight lesson itself.

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Flight Lessons 2: Advanced Flight

The first part of this book takes place in Hawaii, where Eddie completes the journey from copilot to the left seat, then to instructor, and then to flight examiner. There is a lot of learning going on. Eddie goes from a wet behind the ears first lieutenant copilot, to what he thought was a well seasoned flight examiner captain. He learned a lot, but he wasn't sure how all that happened. The second part of this book takes place in Omaha, where Eddie thinks he is about the undergo the same song, second verse. But he ends up learning how to learn. (And that was the best lesson of all.)

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Flight Lessons 3: Experience

This book is set at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland and tracks Eddie's progress from a newly hired Gulfstream III (C-20) pilot, to aircraft commander, and to the wing's chief of safety. Of course he had already flown as a Boeing 707 examiner pilot and a Boeing 747 instructor pilot. But the 89th trains to a much higher standard and forces everyone to start over. Eddie started over and learned what Experto Crede really means. He ends his tour at Andrews as the 89th Airlift Wing Chief of Safety. After that, it was off to the Pentagon where he was in charge of the wing's aircraft operating, maintenance, and procurement budget. Every chapter and every lesson builds towards Eddie's realization about the true nature of Experto Crede. That realization, to this day, shapes how Eddie looks at the very nature of learning through experience. Good and bad.

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International Operations Flight Manual

I wrote the international operations manual for several corporate aviation management companies and always wanted to publish one with much more than they would allow. This is it. It is just over 600 pages with a hard cover and lots and lots of reference material. You will learn the basics, such as how to plot a position. You will learn some pretty advanced art too, like the ins and outs of ADS-B Out, ADS-C, CPDLC, and so on. There are things you may have never heard of but can use if the chips are down, like the true course 10-degree tables. If there is source material to back it up, it is quoted directly just so you have it.

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